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ŠKODA unveils electric SUV based on VW’s MEB platform: 510 km of range, and more

ŠKODA has unveiled the ENYAQ iV, an interesting new electric SUV based on VW’s MEB platform for mass production of electric vehicles.

All of Volkswagen brands are benefiting from the development of the MEB platform, a modular electric platform that can support a variety of different vehicle models.

The Czech ŠKODA is one of the first to take advantage of it with the new ENYAQ iV unveiled today.

They have been teasing the vehicle for months, but we are now finally seeing the production version.

Thomas Schäfer, CEO of ŠKODA, commented on the launch:

“The launch of the ENYAQ iV sees the start of a new era for ŠKODA. This is our first all-electric car to be based on the MEB platform. By launching this model, we are making E-Mobility Simply Clever – with long ranges, quick charging, ease of operation and affordable prices. The ENYAQ iV is made in ŠKODA’s heartland, Mladá Boleslav, making our main plant the only production facility for MEB-based vehicles in Europe outside Germany. This is a great testament to ŠKODA’s expertise and I would like to thank the entire team that got the ENYAQ iV rolling. It’s a great car and I’m really proud of the team.”

Here are a few exterior images of the new ŠKODA ENYAQ iV electric SUV:

The vehicle is equipped with a large center touchscreen and a nice clear interior.

Here are a few interior images of the new ŠKODA ENYAQ iV electric SUV:

As for the powertrain, it is offered with three battery sizes enabling a range between 340 km to 510 km (211 to 317 miles) of range based on the WLTP standard.

They are also several different drivetrain options from 109 to 225 kW.

Here’s are the main specs of the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV:

Dimensions4,649 x 1,879 x 1,616
wheelbase: 2,765mm
Drive4 x 24 x 24 x 24 x 44×4
Max. power output109 kW132 kW150 kW195 kW225 kW
Max. torque220 Nm310 Nm310 Nm425 Nm460 Nm
(0–100 km/h)
11,4 s8,7 s8,5 s6,9 s6,2 s
Top speed160 km/h160 km/h160 km/h160 km/h180 km/h
Range (WLTP)340 km390 km510 km460 km460 km

Interestingly, ŠKODA is also offering many different charging capacity across the lineup:

ŠKODA is going to start delivering the Founders Edition of the ENYAQ iV in spring 2021.

They haven’t released all pricing information yet, but it is expected to start at around €35,000 (~$42,000).

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